Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77815)

Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering Cottage near Ross on Wye Herefordshire, on a working farmBed & Breakfast also available  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Exo Gonia

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic villa in the village of Exogonia, private pool, sun terraces, sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi, 2 double bedrooms both en suite, sleeps 6 (sofa bed in lounge), all new furniture and features.  …see more

from £212 / night

£1102 - £2077 / week

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from £212 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Long cottage” An unusual layout which has the living area at one end and the kitchen at the other. You have to walk through 2 bedrooms to get from one to the other. An enjoyable stay.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Share the magic . . .! Superb isolated villa, sleeps 6 – 8. Breathtaking scenic surroundings, 180° sea view, dolphin spotting. Eclectic stylish furnishings, big picture windows. Bedrooms with a.c., private balconies.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 - £2907 / week

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from £145 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Montesinos

Los Montesinos / Entre-Naranjos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely apartment in Entre Naranjos.” Great apartment in a perfect location for us, near to other family and friends, also staying on the urbanisation.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Inchmarlo

Banchory / Inchmarlo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Self-catering holiday villa in the gateway to the Royal Deeside and located next to the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, Banchory. Ideally situated for Golf, Fishing, Walking, Sight-Seeing, Leisure and Business in the beautiful countryside of North East Scotland.  …see more

from £68 / night

£430 - £1274 / week

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from £68 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing family holiday” This cottage was one in a million, We have never stayed in such a beautiful homely luxurious loved cottage. Wendy And Ian are such lovely helpful kind people, nothing was too much trouble, Wendy had thought of every lovely  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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from £85 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Rockbourne holiday barn rental

New Forest / Rockbourne

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Modern, Well Appointed Getaway Lodge” We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own gravel parking  …see more

from £72 / night

£412 - £564 / week

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from £72 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” Absolutely perfect, house had everything we needed for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. The welcome package was most welcome, beds really comfy being right on the beach we all enjoyed lazy mornings, no rushing and beautiful sunsets. The cage for  …see more

from £120 / night

£1200 - £1900 / week

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from £120 / night

(19) Excellent 

37

Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“GREAT TIMES” The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very well equipped , clean and comfortable  …see more

from £110 / night

£675 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

37

Holiday home in Vogar

Southern Peninsula / Vogar

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Narfakot is an ocean front farmhouse by the Atlantic Ocean, It is a studio flat with a privet entrance and has a well equipped kitchen. There is no indoors sharing with the owners who live downstairs. There are two double beds and a futon, it is spacious and well suited  …see more

from £132 / night

£828 - £881 / week

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from £132 / night

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Tirol / Obernberg am Brenner

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Valle di Casies

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £81 / night

£564 - £801 / week

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from £81 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mountrath

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Traditional Thatched Cottage. Private gardens. Loads of character and original features. Excellent touring base. Easy access to Dublin, Cork and Shannon (Limerick) airports.<br />Central location making it an Excellent Touring Base.  …see more

from £84 / night

£259 - £424 / week

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from £84 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Awesome!!!” Absolutely amazing. Our first holiday in a log cabin and I have to say it was everything we expected and more. A truly exceptional location overlooking the lake. What better than to relax in the hot tub whilst watching and absorbing the pe  …see more

from £110 / night

£535 - £970 / week

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from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable and cosy” Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location). There's enough room for a weeks clothe  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Nideggen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £65 / night

£407 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Saint-Chinian

Herault / Saint-Chinian

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“I can't imagine staying anywhere else!” I’ve stayed at Acanthus 6 or 7 times now, and will keep coming back to St. Chinian for the people, the village, the vineyards, the markets, the shops and restaurants, and for the warmth and beauty of Acanthus.  …see more

from £30 / night

£204 - £386 / week

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from £30 / night

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Upper Bavaria / Peissenberg

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £47 / night

£280 - £339 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Arbanasi

Veliko Tarnovo Province / Arbanasi

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Escape to beautiful, peaceful Bulgaria, where you can wake to sunshine & the sound of goat bells and birds.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £1700 / week

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from £80 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.  …see more

from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / night

22

Holiday chalet in Burany

Jablonec nad Jizerou / Burany

5 24 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This Sport Chalet is a classic mountain dwelling in the Giant Mountains. It is situated in a very quiet and sunny valley near a stream, 2.5 km from the Jizera River. A new addition (in the same style) was built onto the original house. The five spacious and comfortable  …see more

from £104 / night

£641 - £958 / week

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from £104 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre. I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c  …see more

from £52 / night

£322 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Tirol / Wildermieming

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £71 / night

£493 / week

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from £71 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Arrondissement of La Trinite / Le Robert

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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from £118 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing & relaxing- Tally Ho 2” Me and my partner had a lovely 2 night break during February half term, the caravan was immaculate and the hot tub was a lovely way to relax and unwind! The pub just down the road serves beautiful food! Thankyou for suc  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almyrida

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic views” Many thanks for our fortnights stay in your superb villa (23/09/16-7/10/16). Everything as stated in description with quick and helpful responses from owner. Superb location with easy access to sites and ammenities.  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £990 / week

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from £25 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Leverburgh holiday cottage rental

Isle of Harris / Leverburgh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Fantastic holiday let” A really wonderful stay in a very comfortable and spacious bungalow. It has everything you can possibly need. I have never stayed in a place that was so well stocked! Truly a home from home  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £2967 / week

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from £122 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic views” Enjoyed a fantastic week here , the cottage is ideally placed for the village centre and harbour and the views across the harbour are fantastic. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need and we would love to return  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £495 / week

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from £43 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied  …see more

from £42 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £42 / night